Fueling the Quantum Application Era with the Cloud
GOTO Copenhagen 2019

Tuesday Nov 19
10:20 –

Fueling the Quantum Application Era with the Cloud


In the past, quantum computing was largely reserved for researchers, physicists, and scientists with direct access to physical quantum computing systems. But the game has changed, thanks to the cloud. Barriers to quantum computing are coming down quickly.

Today, cloud access (like D-Wave’s Leap quantum application environment) and improvements in quantum computing hardware, software, and developer tools are allowing programmers around the world to code on live quantum computers in real-time. Developers, students, and researchers around the world can now tap into the power of a quantum via their browser — quantum mechanical knowledge not required. Users and private companies have already built over 150 early applications on D-Wave’s computers in industries ranging from automotive to machine learning, aerospace, finance, and beyond. The quantum application era is here, and the growing quantum developer community is making it a reality.

In this session, Murray Thom, Vice President of Software and Cloud Services at D-Wave, will talk about the burgeoning quantum application development ecosystem, and how developers can start learning to code on a quantum computer today. Murray will also explore some of the early applications that developers and companies have built to-date.

What will the audience learn from this talk? The audience will learn how to get started programming on a real quantum computer using D-Wave’s Leap Quantum Application Environment. Murray will walk through D-Wave’s Ocean SDK, and discuss identifying and translating problems that are appropriate for quantum computers.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding? This talk will feature code examples.

Prerequisite attendee experience level: 100 level prerequisite, building toward specific details and code. No quantum mechanics required